The murky waters of Canada’s surrogacy baby boom

We need greater regulation of surrogacy in Canada to better protect women who act as surrogates, intended parents and the children who result

The murky waters of Canada’s surrogacy baby boomBy Vanessa Gruben and Pamela White Contributors Troy Media OTTAWA, Ont. Oct. 4, 2016/ Troy Media/ – If surrogacy is on the upswing in Canada, why do we know so little about the practice and its implications? Recent media reports indicate that surrogacy services are booming in Canada. Surrogacy is an arrangement where a woman…

If marriage was a pill, we would be clamouring for it

The unmarried of both sexes have higher death rates, whether by accident, disease or self-inflicted wounds

If marriage was a pill, we would be clamouring for itHAMILTON, Ont. Oct. 2, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Two years ago, Tina got a cancer diagnosis. It started as breast cancer and spread to her lymph nodes. After undergoing chemotherapy and surgery, today she is cancer free and doing well. Still, if you ask her about her difficult journey, she will emphatically tell you this:…

Talk is not cheap, but it can save your marriage

Resentment over wrongs, disagreements over the kids and financial worries can be breeding grounds for some of the worst adult behaviour

Talk is not cheap, but it can save your marriageVERNON, B.C. Sept. 23, 2016/ Troy Media/ – They loved each other so much. Everyone thought they were a perfect couple. Of all the couples in their circle, they definitely had the advantage, communicating so well with each other. That’s what we all thought – until they got divorced! When that perfect couple is at an…

Healthy marriages remain a public good

Provide the stability and structure that allow for the development of aspirations and the flourishing of family members

Healthy marriages remain a public goodHAMILTON, Ont. Sept. 9, 2016/ Troy Media/ - A recent survey conducted by Nanos Research suggests that 51 per cent of millennials age 18 to 29 are unsure about marriage. That includes 29 per cent who think marriage is outdated, full stop. And another 22 per cent aren’t sure. In fact, all Canadians today, more…

Striving to find the right work-life balance

A survey reveals that three in 10 Canadians are dissatisfied with their work-life balance and technology doesn't always solve the problem

Striving to find the right work-life balanceBy Andrea Mrozek and Peter Jon Mitchell Cardus Family HAMILTON, Ont. Sept. 2, 2016/ Troy Media/ – If you are stressed and busy this Labour Day weekend, getting kids ready to return to school and yourself ready to resume post-summer life, you're not alone. A Nanos Research survey commissioned by Cardus Family reveals that about three in 10 Canadians are…

Time for a national conversation on parental choice

Time for a national conversation on parental choice//  parental choice [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/time-for-a-national-conversation-on-parental-choice/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on parental choice in [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/category/education/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="0"]education[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] HAMILTON, Ont. Jan. 27, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Parents and children should be at the heart of education, not teachers or cumbersome regulation. National School Choice Week, an initiative…

Why it’s time for a National Autism Strategy

Almost three quarters of parents of preschoolers in Canada with autism could not get the help they needed for their children

Why it’s time for a National Autism StrategyOTTAWA, Ont. Jan 18, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Over a year ago, I was invited to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on Parliament Hill. It was attended by a dozen or more Senators from both major parties, political staffers and invited guests mostly from autism non-profit organizations. I expected a predictable ‘feel good’ event about…

‘Frankie’ was the life of holiday parties

I had no doubt that my 93-year-old mother would like to spend the holidays with us, but I wanted her to make the decision herself

‘Frankie’ was the life of holiday parties//  holiday Holiday  holiday [popup url="link here" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] VANCOUVER, B.C. Jan. 3, 2016/ Troy Media/ – I had no doubt that my 93-year-old mother would like to spend the holidays with us at our West Coast home near Powell River, but I wanted her to…

Why a close family is worth preserving

Close, quality relationships to family and friends, and enduring, supportive marriages lead to health and happiness

Why a close family is worth preserving//  family, christmas   family, christmas [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2015/12/why-a-close-family-is-worth-preserving/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/lifestyle-family/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]family[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/christmas/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Christmas[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] RED DEER, Alta. Dec. 30, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Do you hear what I hear? It's the glorious sound of post-Christmas silence, and…

New strategies to keep food costs down this summer

Don’t despair when your frugal habits don’t seem to keep costs down

New strategies to keep food costs down this summerDownload this column on food costs for your publication or website. FREE or Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Jul 31, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Has your grocery bill increased at an exponential rate this summer? You’re not alone. According to Statistics Canada’s June 2015 Consumer Price Index, Canadian consumers…